How I Lost Weight [7 Kg's Within 3 Month]

May 11, 2013

A little exaggerating i guess

Please hold your breath for a moment, I need to tell a long story shortly LOL

My weight has always been around 44-45kg's.. I always feel, no matter how I eat or do diet, it's always going to be around that number. So I gave up  photo 4_zpseb189f5c.png

But during my Japan trip, because I thought it's my once in a lifetime Japan trip, I ate a lot.. In fact, Too Much.. It exploded to 47.8kg's. I checked at Shintaro-nii's home, and was shocked of it!!! 

I blamed all the desserts in Japan, and all those fluffy delicious rice that's very high calories, and I often finish 2 bowls of rice at once. The foods are too delicious to miss out, which resulting the explosion of weight  photo 3_zps1cb1205a.png

Before you say that it's normal, well, I am frankly quite short, only 155cms, so it's quite obvious. And I cannot even see my tummy and arm anymore since it's covered with all the fats
Then I received notification from NHK and they wanted me to fly to Japan from 17th April 2013. And, it's for RUNWAY and TV!! That requires skinny figures!  photo 12_zpsa1b67bb4.png photo 12_zpsa1b67bb4.png

The staffs told me that I was fine the way I was, but I hated myself and didnt want to embarass myself and my country, for representing Indonesia with the way I was. Because for TV & Camera, it's going to add at least 5kg's!!

I went back home on 30th January 2013, and I only had 2 and half months to lose weight. My goal is 42kg's! I had to cut 6kg's so I consulted to Shintaro-nii. He's such an expert of weight loss because he used to be soooo fat before  photo 7_zpsb3b360eb.png

By his helps, I managed to be 41kg before I flied back to Japan
In fact I kinda feel that I could go lower to 39kg's, but I was afraid I would pass out instead so I didn't push myself harder

And this diet, doesn't include any medicine or sport.. 
I hate exercise to be honest lol
Running one hour at treadmill will only burn you abour 250-350calories, that's about 2 boiled eggs. I'd rather not eat 2 boiled eggs instead of running

The point of my diet is simple

It's Calorie Diet photo 22_zps1263cbad.png

Humans usually consume 2000 calories to survive and to do their activity. If you want to increase weight, double the calories intake! Consume 3000-4000 calories per day
And, if you want to lose weight, cut it to 1000-1200 calories per day and you're fine to go!

At first it's a little complicated but after a while, you'll get used to it! 

So to lose 1 kg, you need to lose 3500 calories! 
Imagine how long you have to run if per hour you only manage to reduce 300 calories. That's why changing your food and counting calories intake are the best, at least for me

I am not as expert as Shintaro-nii or the others, but here's my experience!  photo 10_zpsae5fe21d.png

For 1 month, I only came to my usual weight, 44kg's.. Although I did strict diet. But it's not impressive because I feel that you can always go back to your usual weight.. And I gave up, then I stopped the diet for 1 week by indulging myself on french fries and melted cheese  photo 2_zpsae87ac1c.png But after 2 months and half, I am surprised cos I reached 41kg's!! Which means my diet works!

So here's what you should do !!

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Find Motivation ! 

Without motivation or goal, your diet will not go right. My goal was to come back to Japan and looked good for NHK TV & Runway. I wanted to look good. So I worked hard to achieve it

Imagine yourself with a dress that doesn't fit your current body type. Dont you look better with it?
Or you want to find a boyfriend after you lose weight? You want to do photoshoot? Etc.. Everyone has their own goal, and it's your own motivation that keeps you going on with the diet

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Learn about Calories!

Know your enemy before war! Avoid all those high calorie foods, and be friend with low calories instead. Right now it's very easy to check calories on food via internet, so do research of what foods are low and high calories. Some stuffs that I recommend are apple, asparagus, cabbage, brown rice, boiled egg, fish, boiled chicken, and such

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.pngChange Your Foods!

Our goal is to eat less than 1200 calories per day! But we dont want to starve!! So do it smart! 
A bowl of white rice consists of about 250 calories, but if you change it to brown rice, it becomes only 180 calories! Also brown rice contains more fibers that make you full faster! I mostly only eat half a bowl and feel full! 

You want potatoes? Change french fries to steamed one as it will cut a lot of calories!
A regular plate of french fries is probably around 600 calories, but if you make it to baked potatoes, it will be around 280 calories instead. 

Go with steam or bake, and avoid deep fry foods as much as you can! 
That way, you still can eat and do diet without starve yourself. This is the key!! 

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Water, water, water! 

Most of the times, our brain is confused of hunger and thirst. So drink water before you eat helps filling your stomach and makes you less hungry. Also, water has 0 calorie so it's always good! Avoid soda, coffee, juices with sugars, etc. Water is your best friend, the one and only!

Avoid sugar water, a spoon of water sugar in your drinks contain about 80 calories. While it's more filling if you get a boiled egg instead. Same calories, but more filling. Be smart!

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Rewards ? 

Sure you'd love to get some snacks, it's not a bad thing to reward yourself once in a while. But the thought of "I'll let this go for now" for continuously is harmful, at least for me. Know your limit. Just indulge one or two biscuits every 3 days is my recommendation. Apple is the best snack, it's known by many. Because it only has about 80 calories per apple, and it contains a lot of fibers to keep you full

Also once a week, get yourself a fried food to satisfy your craving. But don't forget to limit yourself!

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.pngDinner Limit!

Do not eat after 7 p.m is the key! Midnight dinner or snacks are a big no, because you wont do as many activities as you do during the day. If you happen to be very hungry, get yourself some baked veggies or apples. Don't take out those cakes or biscuits!

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Eat Slower, Savouring Your Food

If you eat slower, you are going to eat less! Do you recall when you go into Buffet / All You Can Eat Restaurant, you can eat a lot of things at first, but in the end you just noticed you couldn't take it anymore? Brain has it's time limit. So if you get to eat slower, you'll eat less

Best way to trick your brain is by using smaller spoon or chopstick.. And use big plate but flatten out all the rice to make it appear a lot.. Do whatever you can!

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Try to Cook Your Own Food at Home

It's always better because you can pick the ingredients by yourself, as well as counting and picking what's good or not for your body. Sometimes I went out with my friends for having dinner, or when I needed to get lunch from my university. I noticed that it's very difficult to get low calorie foods in Indonesia. Too much oils, too much white rice, too much fried foods, too much meats.. 

Also if you eat at home, you can always get the amount of rice you need. As if you eat outside, you get a whole bowl. And I am usually not someone who waste foods so I end up eating everything  photo 12_zpsa1b67bb4.png

 photo 22_zps1263cbad.png Supports!

Best of all, is support! Do not hang out with friends that love to eat outside or go to Buffet Restaurants, for the time being.. I stopped hanging out with my guy friends when I was on diet, because they ate A LOT, and they are not supportive about diet.. For them, food is heaven, and diet is for obesity people.. 

Also there are some girls as well that say "oh you're not fat, you dont need diet".. Well, it's not that diet is only for those obesity people. By losing some kg's and you're going to feel better, why not? Also my diet is reducing oil foods, so it helps achieving better skin and lead a healthy life too! So all is good! I do not say that you shall cut ties with those friends, but just avoid them when you're on diet, so you will still be on tract

I'm lucky because my uni-friends, whom I obviously meet everyday, are very supportive. They know that it's my goal and very important, so although I reject their invitation to have buffet dinner, they were okay with it!! Instead they help reminding myself to stick on my diet. My mom also helps me to supply ingredients for my diet

If you dont think people around you are supportive, then do not let them know you're on diet!  photo 13_zps0e34a866.png
It's not that you cut food, you just need to think about which has lesser calories.. You still eat, but more picky.. So just say that you're in mood of eating veggies and such  photo 1_zpscccab512.png

And these are my latest photos during my last trip in Japan, without photoshop 

Unfortunately I had no picture of me during my last days in Japan when I was 48 kg's.. As it's too embarassing  photo 3_zps1cb1205a.png

Here is my Diet Menu btw = 

Morning = 

Energen Drink [80 cal] / A boiled egg [80 cal] with water / A baked potatoes [ 250 cal]

Afternoon =

Gado Gado [around 500-600 calories] / Kwetiauw Rebus [600 calories] / Cap Cay with Rice [ 600 calories]

I usually eat at uni.. So it's more difficult to count calories and pick low calorie foods. But if by chance I got big serve of foods, I gave some to my friends. Sometimes I bring foods from home too. Brown rice with stir veggies [500 cal] or Brown rice with eggs [400 cal]

Night = 

Brown Rice with Cap Cay [ 500 cal], Steamed Fish [450 cal], Veggies & Tomato Soup [ 350 cal], Baked Sweet Potatoes [ 250 cal] 

I have more options at home.. As well as holiday.. Please mind you that the calories that I mention are just prediction, and it also depends on the amount of serving
But most of my foods are just baked stuffs, and more chinese cabbages, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, cai sim, etc

After came back from Japan, I become 44kg's again btw !!!  photo 11_zpsf7048e0c.png LOL

Because after the runway, I ate a lot of sweets and I can clearly tell that I eat about 3000 calories per day but I didnt care because hey, I was in Japan for trip  photo 13_zps0e34a866.png

Right now I want to go on diet again, but not as extreme as I used to, because I dont really have goal to pursue within short time. I want to look good, but slower is good  photo 14_zps9256a16c.png because if you lose weight slower, you'll gain it slower as well

I am quite proud that I manage to achieve that weight without any help of diet medicine hehe  photo 19_zpsea30aab8.png

So my weight this year is like this =

44 kg ---> 48kg ---> 41 kg ---> 44kg

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Also Radio Frequency Treatment that I did with Beauty Couture kinda helps tightening the flabby arms caused by diet.. But you always can do it by gym, I am just too lazy  photo 13_zps0e34a866.png

All in all, I hope this post is useful!
I know there are more words on this post instead of pictures, but I just wish that it would help you!

Diet takes a long time, so see yourself within 3 months after you do it! I was a little extreme because sometimes, I could only consume 700 calories per day haha

So I shall end this post now, and I do really hope that this post is useful!

Do you like this post and find it helpful?
Are you interested to try on my diet too?   photo 1_zpscccab512.png photo 23_zpsff500481.png photo 23_zpsff500481.png

See you guys on my next post!  photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png photo 21_zpsd46e6a3a.png

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  1. Nice tips. Really love this post
    Hug youuuuu
    Thanks for this tips

  2. Thanks for sharing this! Its true, it you lose weight slower, you'll gain it slower too. :) I don't want to exercise but its the only thing that helps me lose, because I love foods. ><

  3. ya ampun cece, berat badannya kecil sangat lah
    aku pengen gemuk tapi susah banget ya ;^;

  4. Thanks for this post - it was really helpful :)

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  6. Jessica Novia FirmanMay 11, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    thanks for this wonderful post! very helpful la ^^

  7. this post was really useful :D I should keep things like calorie count in mind next time I eat! ^^ tyty

  8. I totally agree with this! you don't need to change the quantity so much but focus on the quality/calorie content :) You can eat without totally depriving yourself to lose weight. I hate exercise too! lol! I substitute white rice for red/brown organic rice and i think that made a lot of difference with my weight! As much as possible i avoid simple carbs and sugars

  9. Yes that's what I do! :)
    Brown organic rice does change the calorie intake wonderfully :D

  10. makan 3000-4000 kalori lol cari makanan yang high calorie terus consume itu terus, ntar juga gemuk

  11. I love foods too ;_; But I had goal haha :D

  12. always try it la cece~ tapi ga ngaruh juga, hiks hiks ;^;
    terlalu kurus untuk tinggi badanku yang sekarang, kurang 3-5kg lagi T.T

  13. If you hate sports, then I guess this is the way to do it :D I think it's mentally tough to count all the calories etc all the time :C That's why I prefer going to the sports center for group sports sessions 2-3 times a week (1h each). In just 2 months, the difference was visible after I started going there.
    And those who work out a lot, remember that muscles are heavier than fat! So if you're normal, your weight might actually go up :D But the difference can be seen in the mirror ;) My weight has stayed the same, but the mirror tells me something totally different~ Everything is fit and smooth now~♥ and that's the best feeling ever ^^ Plus I can eat whatever I want :D So if you hate sports, I recommend to grab a friend and start going to group sport sessions. It's fun when there are others suffering too ;)

  14. Haha, me too :D Can't give up on the food part so exercising is the only option!
    However, I think sports are better option on the long run. Maybe we're in better shape when we're older thanks to doing loadsa sports :)

  15. yeah there are many ways :D each person should pick whichever way suits them best!!
    good luck for your diet too!! :3

  16. Thanks stel. Aku kmrn sempet diet kalori juga tapi naik turun gegara ga sempet masak jd sering makan di luar huhu biasalah nasi padang, nasi goreng, soto santen2 gt heuuu ancur deh udah -.- Mau mulai lg mkn sehat, mumpung lg rajin masak di rumah hehehe

  17. yes when I was in Japan, it's very easy to count your foods. Even bento in konbini has calorie counter so it's very convenient!
    I wish they would do it in every countries too in the future!
    Good luck with your diet!!

  18. waduh parah tuh kalorinya wkwkwk...
    mari masak di rumah 8D *mau mulai masak buat dinner juga* wkwk

  19. aku kemaren smpt diet jga ka , 1 minggu turun 4kg gk pke obat cuma diet kalori sm aerobik xD
    tpi skrng dietnya molor lagi T____T hikshiks

  20. OMG this is such a great post but my mom owns a home catering, and our daily foods are the 'leftovers' from what she had cooked in the afternoon. SO yeah lots of sugar, salt, MSG (!!!) (because food without MSG doesnt taste good and people will stop ordering from my mom lol), fried stuff etc >.<
    I tried to push her to not cook too much bec I'm going to do diet with my own meals, but she hates that and keeps cooking the amount she wants. I cant let too much foods on table and since we're only 2 people at the house I have to finish them :(
    The best thing I did is replacing white rice with oatmeal, and I succeed to lost 5 kgs in almost 2 months. But somehow it stays in that level and I couldn't make it lower (i guess it's because mom's food OTL)

  21. omg. wind also can blow u away! haha

  22. Thank you so much for sharing, i will try it <3

  23. Stell.. Kmu klo diet ketat gt gk brdmpk k rmbt? Soalnya klo aq diet gt rmbtq rontoknya tmbah bnyk T.T super ngerii.. Kurang nutrisi

  24. loh justru kan jadi sehat karena aku ngeganti makanan yang high calorie [fried food] jadi low calorie [jamur, rebus-rebusan, ikan] XD salah diet kali?

  25. This is pretty much how I lost weight as well! (Although I work out every day and weightlift as well, haha~) It really does work, diet is 80% of weightloss, so it makes sense. ^^ It helps me to know that someone else is on the same crazy diet as me though, the motivation tips are certainly very true and helpful!

  26. nice tips! my weight is 42kg btw and I think you need to add easy exercise, such as dancing :D

  27. Want it tooo!!
    Aku akhir tahun kemarin sempet turun 4kg dlm sebulan ikutan diet program 6days nya WRP, tapi pas ngeliat makanan dirumah melimpah ruah dr mulai natal smp tahun baru, aku lupa lg sama dietnya sampe sekarang.. >·
    Kamu bener banget deh, motivasi itu perlu!!!U

  28. Ayo cari motivasi :D misalnya ingin secantik model siapa lol

  29. Haha lift me up LOL
    I am too lazy for it so I'd rather not eat.. I know i should start working out for my health soon too T___T

  30. cii tingginya brapa? kok bisa cpet banget turunnya? :O
    udh follow cici :D
    pertama aku kira Jepang/Korea eh trnyata Indonesia :D

  31. Pramudita Hanum AndaristiMay 15, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss! You know, working out will really help! I know it doesn't sound much when you count that running on the treadmill it will only burn calories that's the same of about 2 boiled eggs. But working out really boost your metabolism. Our body always burn calories, even when we are sleeping. When we work out, our metabolism is boosted, and therefore you will burn more calories. It's definitely helpful in the long run. Another tip is to eat more often in smaller portions, instead of eating 3 times a day, try eat 5 times a day, but with smaller portions. Eat slower so you are conscious of how you feel. Stop when you feel satisfied, not when you are full. Our stomach takes a while to send the signal to the brain that you are full. That's why when you keep eating until you feel full, you don't feel good! That's cause you ate too much. You won't feel as hungry and your metabolism remains stable. I used to always eat big portions because I always tried to finish my plate, I was like "Oh i have spent money on this, I should finish it" but then I gained so much weight! But then it takes so much effort to lose it, it's cheaper to just eat the amount that my body need!
    It's never felt like a diet as I had never felt like I was starving!

  32. Wah keren! Aku juga lagi diet kalori, tapi karna ngga punya motivasi yang kuat akhirnya gagal terus hehe :p kalo boleh tau, golongan darah kamu apa?

    Semangat terus ya! Aku suka baca blogmu. Ganbatte \m/

  33. Your post inspires me to do the same ! I've begun tu eat healthier (more fruits and vegetable, less sugar ><) one week ago. It works, I've already lose 1,2kg :D. So happy !
    I want to loose 6kg before flying to Japan in June. Well, I know I can't achieve this goal because I don't have enough time and I don't want to be extreme ^^. Fortunately, I know I will loose some weight in Japan. The summer is so hot and humid ! I'm not used to it (I live in France).
    Thanks you for your tips ! ^o^/

  34. Thank you banget postnya... Jadi ga hopeless lagi buat nurunin badan. Abis ngelahirin 2 anak beratku yg tadinya 52 naik drastis ke 64.. Wewww.. Dan blm berhasil kembali ke berat semula. Mdh2an aku bisa sukses dietnya kya kmu.. Once again tengkyu for this great post.. Love your blog anw. Xoxo

  35. You look so kawaii!!! <3
    And you have inspired me to continue with my diet and exercises!! I use to hate exercising too but I came to love it because after a good workout my skin will always glow healthly :D
    I'm hoping to be around 45kg by the end of this year :) Let;'s hope it goes well!
    P.S. I love your cartoon picture at the end of the post!! It's so cute! Did you draw it yourself??

    -Miss Sennnaa
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  36. wowww aku juga pengen banget lost sampe 7 kg gituuu...
    cra hitung kalorie gimana c ce?

  37. Thank you so much Stella-san XD! You helped me a lot since i'm also the type who's to lazy to exercise. Almost all of the losing weight tips i found on the internet needs exercising. I'm glad i decided to start reading your blog :)

  38. Great tips! I'm 160 cm. Is it healthy to weigh 45 kg or less for this height?